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MC~14 - Climate and Weather

Duration: 6-8 hours | Course Code: MC~14 | Cost From: R 450 ($25) per person

This module covers the basic aspects of climate and weather as it impacts on the activities and the coastal and sea conditions along the coast. The Southern African coastline is used as the main example, but the same principles apply equally to other parts of the globe.
It is relevant to all tourism operators and businesses that conduct tours along the coastline and at sea by boat trips. This applies to activities such as walking, hiking, whale watching, bird-watching, nature trails, canoeing, diving snorkeling and so on.

It is important to understand the difference between weather and climate, and be able to predict weather and changes to weather.Safety must be the first priority of customers, and as we all know the coast and sea can be treacherous - more so if it is not understood. Sea conditions are most affected by wind and to a lesser degree by temperatures, so it is essential to recognize the contributing factors to weather and sea changes, what causes them and how they develop, to the extent that we all become weather forecasters of local areas.

The course consist of a short PowerPoint Presentation and a detailed video that attempts to explain the concepts in sufficient detail.There are simple Assignments and a sjhort multiple choice quiz that need to be successfully completed, whereupon we will issue you with a Certificate of Completion as evidence that you went through the course.

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To give the Learner a knowledge and understanding of:

  1. How weather and climate develops over different areas
  2. The impacts of weather on Southern Africa and the importance of being able to judge local weather conditions
  3. To explain and predict weather conditions, particularly at the coast

Target Audience

All persons involved with or conducting tours and activities outdoors along the coastline, shore and by boat at sea. This includes Tour Operators, Tour Guides and walking/hiking trail leaders, divers and snorkelers.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this module the Learner should be able to:

  1. Understand the difference between climate and weather
  2. Have a knowledge and understanding of local weather conditions in their local area, and what influences it
  3. Be able to predict short term weather changes and their impacts on activities.

Scope & Requirements

  1. Each learner requires a unique or personal e-mail address
  2. Learners require access to a computer and Internet to access the on-line module, as well as a printer to print off the course notes. A set of earphones would be advantageous.
  3. Good English communication skills


R 450 per person
$ 25 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: 6-8 hours
Course Code: MC~14

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.